Rockets run for nearly 500 yards in win over SMCC

In a back-and-forth game that featured three first-half ties, Oak Harbor took the lead for good late in the second quarter before slowly building a lead to defeat St. Mary Central Catholic, 42-21.

The win, which came after two consecutive losses, moves the Rockets to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the Sandusky Bay Conference. The Panthers, meanwhile, drop to 2-6 and 1-4 in the league.


St. Joseph Annual Orange and Grapefruit Sale

St. Joseph Church Choir, Marblehead, will kick off their annual Orange and Grapefruit Sale on Saturday, Oct. 26. The choir will be taking orders for fresh citrus fruit from Florida’s Indian River. The sale will last from Oct. 26 until Nov. 11. Fruit will be ready for pick up on Dec. 14 & 15.

Buyers may choose from grove-fresh Florida navel oranges, tangelos and red grapefruit. Sales are by the cartons of 2/5 and 4/5 boxes. Mixed boxes and variety packs are also available.


Bassett’s Market switches weekly fliers to The Beacon

Beacon Publisher John Schaffner welcomes Mike Bassett and the Bassett's Market flier to The Beacon family of insert customers. 

Bassett’s Market, a locally owned family business who has called Ottawa County its home since the late 1800s, has announced a major change in its marketing direction. As of Oct. 24, the famous Bassett’s weekly flier will now be a regular insert into The Beacon.


PORTS presents check

The PORTS Committee Co-chairman Debbie Hymore-Tester presents a check to Port Clinton Youth Soccer President Abby Lukac, while Bill Yuhaz and Dave Koebel look on. 


PCHS grad Blackburn receives Best of Cleveland award

Miniature version of Young Cleveland poster

Port Clinton High School and Kent State graduate artist Farin Blackburn was recently awarded a Best of Cleveland recognition in the October issue of Cleveland Magazine. Blackburn’s Seaworthi posters for college towns such as Kent and Athens are “a collision of funky calligraphy and geography”, said the article. She also has created a poster of “Young Cleveland”, which “includes new businesses and old, places that are creating a city for young artists and young professionals,” Blackburn says.

Blackburn’s art can be viewed at


Monster Mash downtown Marblehead

The Marblehead Merchants Association is holding their first "Monster Mash" event. Shop owners will be dressed in costume and passing out Halloween treats from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 26, at the participating shops of Marblehead. It is also the first dinner event of the season at Avery’s Café. Many locations will be offering specials and other event surprises. It's just a short walk through downtown for the kids to collect their “booty”.


Marblehead Zombies

Coast Guard zombies Eric Suder and Kristen Ingram.

Marblehead Zombies, a haunted house style event, will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 p.m-midnight at US Coast Guard Station Marblehead, 606 Prairie Street. 

The gates for Zombie Station Marblehead will be open to the public just before 7 p.m. The cost of admission is two canned good items that will be donated to local food banks. 


26 Trees: The Newtown Project

Chris Kelsey of Newtown with Jan Hirt and Danbury Township Trustee Dave Hirt with the sign and one of the trees donated by Danbury Township citizens in memory of the 26 people lost at the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. 

It is a quiet little New England town a mile or so off the interstate and just east of Danbury, CT.  Jan and I came here to see how the 26 trees that our community donated were doing and to bring the sign "We Will Remember With You" to Newtown.  Elizabeth Rallo, the leader of the Newtown Recovery Team, directed us to the Newtown Municipal Center, where we met with Chris Kelsey.  He is the tax assessor for Newtown and also on the recovery team, as well the manager of the Toy Warehouse.  As the donations came in Chris was in charge of managing them, and, yes, they did need a warehouse.  There were 56,784 donations of just Teddy Bears alone.

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